Women’s boxing has soared significantly over the last few years with an abundance of world-class operators including the likes of Katie Taylor, Claressa Shields and Natasha Jonas.

Another fighter who has started their professional journey hoping to reach the heights is Monique Bux, who trains at St Joseph’s Gym in Newport under the tutelage of the legendary Tony Borg.

Bux, who is also a talented DJ, has an outstanding work ethic in the gym and has been learning her craft alongside the likes of British and Commonwealth champion Gavin Gwynne and, up until his retirement last year, former IBF world champion Lee Selby.

The stage was set for Bux to make her professional debut in her hometown of Cardiff last June on the undercard of Joe Cordina’s world title triumph against Kenichi Ogawa.

South Wales Argus: Monique Bux (Picture: Sash Shots)Monique Bux (Picture: Sash Shots) (Image: Submitted)


Bux fell short in a points decision loss to Ester Konecna but just five months after the setback was given the opportunity to avenge the loss against the Czech fighter for the second time.

After a fantastic performance, Bux defeated Konecna on a points decision to get on track and end the year on a positive note with plenty to build on.

After putting this sole defeat behind her, Bux will undoubtedly be keen to have a busy year in 2023, as she looks to make her way up the rankings and put her in contention for a shot at a title in the not-so-distant future.

Bux now turns her attention to her third professional outing, which takes place on Saturday, March 10 at the GL1 Leisure Centre in Gloucester.

It is a stacked card full of up-and-coming prospects featuring Welshman Ashley Williams, who finally entered the professional ranks in November of last year after a successful amateur career, where he picked up a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

It is set to be an exciting year of development for Bux, who will be hungry for success as she stakes her claim to become the first female from Wales to win a world title and take her place in Welsh boxing history.